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Series cast summary:
Yôko Moriguchi ...
 Mariko Sakuma (11 episodes, 2000)
Kazuyuki Aijima ...
 Minoru iwamura (11 episodes, 2000)
Kôki Hayashi
(11 episodes, 2000)
Oji Osuga
(11 episodes, 2000)


After being teased and bullied by the other children in school because of her family's poverty, young Sakurako makes a pledge to her mother that, no matter what, she will never be poor when she grows up. As an adult, Sakurako is now a beautiful flight attendant hoping to find a husband with a promising future. She meets and falls in love with the brilliant Nakahara, but quickly dumps him when she discovers he only runs a small fish store (he had abandoned his career to take over the family business when his father died) . She then meets and gets engaged to a wealthy young doctor who expects to inherit his father's position as the head of a large private hospital. Everything seems to finally be going Sakurako's way, but she feels that something's not right in her life. Is she really making the right choice by taking a life of comfort and ease over life with a person she could truly love? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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9 October 2000 (Japan)  »

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Sakurako Jinno, portrayed by Nanako Matsushima, is shown at one point, playing Pachinko at an arcade named Lucky 7. Nanako would later star as Fujisaki Toko in Lucky Seven TV Series in 2012. See more »


Composed by Toshiaki Matsumoto
Lyrics by Misia
Performed by Misia
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Annoyingly Heartwarming

Growing up in poverty often fuels the ambition of a person to pull themselves out and into a life of financial security. Thus we begin the story of Yamato Nadeshiko, about a flight attendant who wants nothing more than to find her happiness in the arms of the richest man she can attract. The flight attendant, Jinno Sakurako is portrayed by none other than the always amazing Matsushima Nanako (GTO, Majo no Joken, Hyaku-nen no monogatari). The poverty-stricken, yet mathematically brilliant seafood merchant Nakahara Osuke is played by the stage actor Tsutsumi Shinichi.

Nakahara is a Harvard graduate, who had the world at his fingertips until his father died, leaving his mother to fend for herself. Rather than pursuing a career in America, he returns to Japan to assume proprietorship of the seafood shop, to make ends meet for the both of them. In the process of attaining his degree, his fiancee (who bears an identical face to that of Jinno/Matsushima Nanako) leaves him, citing that he was more in love with numbers than with her. Ten years later, he meets Jinno at a party where his friends lie about his occupation (they claim he is a doctor with a successful private practice), and through clever misunderstandings, Sakurako does her best to make sure Nakahara falls for her in kind. The fine line between truth and fantasy is tread by Nakahara, and therein lies the story.

While the premise is not as enrapturing as others, it is really the chemistry between Matsushima and Tsutsumi that drives this story, as well as the comical supporting actors such as Kakei Toshio and Nishimura Masahiko. Tokimeiki Memorial's Yada Akiko provides the third side of the story's love triangle, as Sakurako's kohai (junior) flight attendant, who falls for Nakahara despite his financial status.

Twelve episodes long, Yamato Nadeshiko will prove itself to be a stubborn and annoying story that will eventually win you over with good character drama in the end.

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